Yeah, here comes the second flanker of Prada's new L'Homme series. Somehow this fragrance series seems to have a hard time especially here on Parfumo, as it reminds us of certain fragrances, especially the Dior Homme series, and everyone immediately screams "Dupe". I already mentioned in my comments to the other L'Homme fragrances that you are all absolute screamers here, so I am used to your screaming anyway :DD
I wonder if this is the reason why nobody wants to write a comment on the latest Flanker? Do I always have to do everything alone? :DD Tsss... thankless beings, all of them. Well then, here's another reason why you can scream (or just get annoyed...): This... scent... here... is... even though it's now the third scent in the line and some of you still seem to wonder if it's a joke... pretty... good! :DD
Because the Prada fragrances here are not quickly made cheap mainstreamers (although a mainstream fragrance doesn't have to be bad and many are pretty good!) who might want to copy a great competitor's fragrance line, but rather well made perfumes that can easily keep up with Dior's fragrances.
Now it's my turn to give my opinion on the L'Eau version. Normally I would compare it even more closely than now with the normal EDT of 2016, but unfortunately the flacons of these fragrances have always been empty lately, so I can't write a detailed comparison, but that doesn't matter, because in my opinion, as far as I can remember, the fragrance is quite similar to the EDT, of course with some small differences.
Now that you know the L'Hommes to some extent, you immediately recognize the DNA of the new Prada fragrances. Or you might catch yourself looking at the bottle again to make sure you're holding Prada or Dior in your hands, as the scent is quite reminiscent of Dior Homme EDT with a few minor differences.
So it starts sweet and powdery with iris and... well, I'm not quite sure where the sweetness is "caused" from, but it's probably the combination of iris and scents like amber. Thus the fragrance is also reminiscent of a lipstick or make-up in general, as some here sometimes say.
Only a little bit later a fragrance appears which is different from L'Homme EDT: The ginger. This is only short, but in my opinion it can be clearly smelled during this time. But as I said, it only stays for a short time and in this short time sprays a small, herbaceous, well, ginger note (well, you know for sure how ginger smells... and its fragrance is more beautiful than its taste, I think! :D). But soon he moves into the background again, because he is caught up and overlaid by the sweet and powdery notes again. For a while you can smell the ginger at least still weakly at the sprayed place, if you sniff very close to the skin.
Hmm... Neroli... yes, I think that's available, with a little concentration and also imagination, but easily it won't be able to smell him out!
Anyway, it smells sweet, powdery and soft later, too, so in the base it's only sweet, powdery and soft, and it always reminds of the EDT of L'Homme (or even of Dior Homme), only with the difference (now apart from the ginger) that there's no patchouli appearing here and the fragrance appears a little bit more soft and powdery. And this makes it easier to recognize the Prada-typical, clean note throughout the entire fragrance process, even though the L'Homme fragrances are generally little to not soapy in contrast to other Prada fragrances such as d'Iris Cèdre and so on.
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is also on the same level as Dior Homme. Hmm... I'm starting to piss you off by mentioning Dior Homme all the time? If yes, then,... oh, I don't really care (oh.... So I think you lose your fans, waaaah!!!!!).
Anyway, the scent can be smelled on you, but not on long distances, but the Sillage remains on the same level for some time without weakening immediately.
Its durability is good, but it has the shortest durability of any of the three fragrances yet, which means nothing as it still has a good shelf life of seven to eight hours.
The flacon is again the same flacon, which results in a large "D" when viewed roughly from above. The front side is flat while the back side is semi-cylindrical, whereby this time the artificial leather on the back side has turned light blue. On the front side you can see the Prada lettering and the logo. The lid is chrome plated, but unfortunately not magnetic, which would have been cooler. A beautiful and also very high-quality bottle.
Soo, that would finally test this L'Homme, too. And I have to say that these fragrances are still pretty good because they smell very nice. I would have liked the differences to the other two L'Homme fragrances to be more pronounced, for example with a stronger and clearly smellable Neroli note or something, because as beautiful as the fragrance is, it still reminds a bit too much of the L'Homme EDT, so that users of the EDTs actually have no real reason to buy. The same applies to anyone who has the EDT from Dior Homme (or an older version of DH Sport, not the synthetic new DH Sport). Of course this is only my opinion, but for me the scent smells just as similar as the mentioned scents.
Nevertheless, I wouldn't consider the fragrance a twin of L'Homme EDT, because the patchouli makes a real difference when you smell it exactly
Apart from that it smells very nice as I said and is suitable as a beautiful all-rounder, which could be used both for daily use and for going out, whereby I would actually reach for the Intense when going out. But you can use this one on warmer days, too, while the Intense is too heavy and only comes across better in autumn or winter.
Everyone here who now screams that this fragrance may have been unnecessary may be right, yes, but don't forget that this doesn't mean that the fragrance is worse because of it. No, for me this fragrance belongs to the really great made men fragrances, which is worth a look... or better said a nose! Even if powdery and after lady lip sticks (uh... are there actually also men lip sticks? :DD) smelling smells should not meet everyone's taste...
And the screamers... oh you will continue to scream and moan anyway, at the latest when next year the third Flanker should appear :D